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incubation of goose eggs

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  1. Hi, I'm new to this forum so please bear with me! I've aquired some geese and fancied incubating some eggs - any tips & hints please?
    Thanks
    Jackie

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. Hi Jackie,
    Welcome to the farmingfriends website. What sort of geese are they?

    Here is a link for incubating canada goose eggs. http://farmingfriends.com/incubating-canada-geese-eggs/

    Here is a link for incubating egyptian goose eggs. http://farmingfriends.com/incubating-egyptian-goose-eggs/

    Look forward to hearing more about your geese.

    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Hi

    We found the bantams were the safest way to incubate goose eggs - 3 eggs per bantam. Kind neighbours were happy to lend us broody bantams.
    I think it took 28 days - every day the bantam had to be lifted off the nest for 5 minutes- & in the last week the bantam was put on wet grass for her break, & the eggs were also sprinkled with water in the last week.
    Good luck!
    TopVeg

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. Lorna
    Member

    Hi All,
    I know this is an old post but I was wondering for those who have geese, what do you recommend for hatching either and incubator or naturally with the goose or broody hen?
    I read somewhere that you should try and use natural incubation only as there can be problems when eggs start to pip.

    Thanks
    Lorna

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. Mama
    Member

    Hi Jackie, Have only hatched goose eggs under my goose but have hatched duck eggs under a large hen. Not a great result but the hen did hatch three duck eggs which in some respects are similar to goose eggs. How old are your geese and as Sara admin says, what breed. Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. Lorna
    Member

    Hi Mama,
    Thanks for the info, it was me Lorna who was wanting to know about hatching.
    I was considering purchasing possibly pilgrim goose eggs for hatching sometime and as I have no hen or muscovey duck or incubator I was wanting to know if anybody knew what was the best method.
    I has heard that the larger breeds are hardest to hatch.

    Best Wishes
    Lorna

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. Mama
    Member

    http://www.howtodothings.com/pets-and-animals/a3194-how-to-hatch-duck-and-geese-eggs.html

    Hello Lorna, silly me . Hope this will help as you have ducks I guess you are thinking of hatching under one of them ? Not sure if Pilgrims are much bigger than Embdens which don't seem to difficult to hatch . Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. Lorna
    Member

    Mama
    Thanks for link
    x

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. Mama
    Member

    Your welcome Lorna and look forward to hearing what you decide to do . Best wishes to and your duckies . Mama x

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #

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